For about 18 years Jude and I lived off the GRID on a horse/wind/sun powered farm we called Summer Hill. Living off the GRID for that long teaches you lessons that are hard to forget. We used as little power as we could, we watched the weather and we enjoyed the feeling that came with a windy day (lots of power from the wind generator) and a sunny day (lots of power from the solar panels). The worst were the dark February days when there seemed to be no sun or wind.
I mention this because these experiences helped form the backbone of the “Tribes of Eden” plot line. The Shire, as it is called in the book, is rich in common sense off-the-GRID living and in the letters and emails that have already started coming in from readers, the consensus of which seems to be, “I want to live there!”
Here is another of our continuing series of videos highlighting some “inside” information about the book and the world it envisions.
Hope you like it…